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Death of a Dreamer (Hamish Macbeth Mystery #22)

by M. C. Beaton

The rugged landscape of Scotland occasionally attracts dreamers who move north, wrapped in fantasies of enjoying the simple life. They usually don't last, defeated by the climate or by inhospitable locals. But it looks as if Effie Garrand has come to stay. When local constable Hamish Macbeth calls on her after a particularly hideous winter, he is amazed to find the small woman still in residence. Unfortunately, Effie is also quite delusional, having convinced herself - and everyone else - that local artist Jock Fleming is in love with her, and that they are engaged. After a huge fight with Jock, Effie is found in the mountains, poisoned by hemlock. Now, it's up to Hamish Macbeth to find the dreamer's killer - before any more nightmares unfold.

Death of a Dude

by Rex Stout

Harvey Grave, foreman of Lily Rowan's Bar JR Ranch, has been arrested for murdering a dude. But Nero Wolfe's able sidekick, Archie, and his wife are at the ranch when the murder occurs. Archie smells a rat and phones his boss to let him know he's staying on. Not about to be without the services of his assistant for a prolonged period, Nero Wolfe heads to Montana where the pair of determined detectives bring a murderer to justice.

Death of a Dunwoody Matron (Sheila Travis Series, 5)

by Patricia Sprinkle

From the Book" "Did you finish your hedge?" Sheila asked Yvonne's yard man. He grinned. "You know how it is with hedges," he said laconically. "It will still be there when I get back." "I don't even know that you are a gardener." "Let me do your yard. You'll see." "I live in an apartment with one small bonsai tree. Anything else I try to grow dies a pitiful death. Sorry." His expression was hidden by his sunglasses. "A green thumb can be cultivated." "I've been too busy cultivating a suspicious mind. How long have you worked for Walter?" He shook his head. "It was Mrs. D. I worked for. Never saw him until yesterday. Used to see the little boy sometimes." He raised his sunglasses and looked at her intently. "He's safe?" His eyes were very blue, and compelled her to nod. "That's good." He replaced the glasses. "That's real good. Now, you run along home and don't come back." "Is that a warning or a threat?" "Whichever you prefer." Without a word of farewell, he set off up the street. She watched him go, puzzled and more than a bit annoyed. A strange gardener, gave orders but no name, carried no tools and had no truck. And how had he managed to so imprint their conversation on her brain that she could replay it word for word?

Death of a Dutchman

by Magdalen Nabb

There was enough trouble around to keep the police busy for months. All over Florence tourists were being robbed, cars stolen, and somewhere in the city terrorists were quietly at work. So the suicide of a Dutch jeweller looked like an open and shut case. Certainly there were some slight discrepancies. But the only witnesses were a blind man, and an old woman given to vicious lying. Yet the Marshal felt uneasy - it was all so conveniently simple-

Death of a Dying Man (Micky Knight Mystery #5)

by J. M. Redmann

Fifth in the Mickey Knight mystery series based in New Orleans; lesbian detective.

Death of a Fool (Roderick Alleyn #19)

by Ngaio Marsh

Inspector Alleyn of Scotland Yard is confronted with a case that forces him to learn about English folk dancing.

Death of a Gentle Lady (Hamish Macbeth Mysteries #24)

by M. C. Beaton

Gentle by name, gentle by nature. Everyone in the sleepy Scottish town of Lochdubh adores elderly Mrs. Gentle - everyone but Hamish Macbeth, that is. Hamish thinks the gentle lady is quite sly and vicious, and the citizens of Lochdubh think he is overly cranky. Perhaps it's time for him to get married, they say.But who has time for marriage when there's a murder to be solved? When Mrs. Gentle dies under mysterious circumstances, the town is shocked and outraged. Chief Detective Inspector Blair suspects members of her family, but Hamish Macbeth thinks there's more to the story, and begins investigating the truth behind this lady's gentle exterior.

Death of a Gossip

by M. C. Beaton

When society widow and gossip columnist Lady Jane Winters joined the fishing class, she wasted no time in ruffling the feathers-or was it the fins?-of those around her. Among the victims of her sharp tongue and unladylike manner was Lochdubh Constable Hamish Macbeth. Yet not even Hamish thought someone would permanently silence Lady Jane's shrills-until her strangled body is fished out of the river. Now with the help of the lovely Priscilla Halburton-Smythe, Hamish must angle through the choppy waters of the tattler's life to find the murderer. But with a school of suspects who aren't ready to talk and dead women telling no tales, Hamish may be in over his head, for he knows that secrets are dangerous, knowledge is power, and killers usually do strike again.

Death of a Gossip (Hamish Macbeth Mystery #1)

by M. C. Beaton

When society widow and gossip columnist Lady Jane Winters joined the fishing class, she wasted no time in ruffling the feathers-or was it the fins?-of those around her. Among the victims of her sharp tongue and unladylike manner was Lochdubh Constable Hamish Macbeth. Yet not even Hamish thought someone would permanently silence Lady Jane's shrills-until her strangled body is fished out of the river. Now with the help of the lovely Priscilla Halburton-Smythe, Hamish must angle through the choppy waters of the tattler's life to find the murderer. But with a school of suspects who aren't ready to talk and dead women telling no tales, Hamish may be in over his head, for he knows that secrets are dangerous, knowledge is power, and killers usually do strike again.

Death of a Greedy Woman

by M. C. Beaton

There's not a cloud in Constable Hamish Macbeth's sky, just plenty of warm sunshine and not quite enough of beautiful Priscilla Halburton-Smythe. But as eight hopeful members of the Checkmate Singles Club converge on Tommel Castle Hotel for a week of serious matchmaking, the clouds roll in. The four couples, carefully matched by dating director Maria Worth, immediately dislike each other. The arrival of Maria's gross, greedy partner, Peta, kills the last vestige of romance. And as love goes out the window, murder comes in the door. Peta soon slurps up her last meal, and Hamish is left with a baffling puzzle: Who shared the fateful outing that left Peta dead with a big red apple in her mouth? Surely not of those singles...

Death of a Hussy

by M. C. Beaton

About the best that can be said of wealthy Maggie Baird is that inside her middle-aged body, there still beats the heart of a beautiful tart. So when her car catches fire with Maggie in it, there are five likely suspects right on the premises of her luxurious Highlands cottage. Lochdubh police constable Hamish Macbeth has to question Maggie's timid niece and four former lovers, one of whom Maggie had intended to pick for her husband. All five are equally poor-with ample motive and opportunity to monkey with Maggie's car. Now to find the killer, the astute lawman must apply his extraordinary insight into human nature. But when the evidence appears to point to the wrong person entirely, Hamish must dig down deep to stop the real murderer's escape.

Death of a King

by David Ritz Tavis Smiley

A revealing and dramatic chronicle of the twelve months leading up to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassinationMartin Luther King, Jr. died in one of the most shocking assassinations the world has known, but little is remembered about the life he led in his final year. New York Times bestselling author and award-winning broadcaster Tavis Smiley recounts the final 365 days of King's life, revealing the minister's trials and tribulations -- denunciations by the press, rejection from the president, dismissal by the country's black middle class and militants, assaults on his character, ideology, and political tactics, to name a few -- all of which he had to rise above in order to lead and address the racism, poverty, and militarism that threatened to destroy our democracy.Smiley's DEATH OF A KING paints a portrait of a leader and visionary in a narrative different from all that have come before. Here is an exceptional glimpse into King's life -- one that adds both nuance and gravitas to his legacy as an American hero.

The Death of a King

by Paul Doherty

A horrifying murder takes place. The murder of a king .... The crime remains shrouded in secrecy for years--until a wily royal clerk named Edmund Beche is ordered to investigate. Where he journeys, who he encounters, and what he discovers is a rich and thrilling tale of intrigue, » betrayal, and violent death .... It is a tale that takes you to Berkeley Castle in the year 1344, to the court of King Edward III, and into the desperate mind of Edmund Beche. Who conspired to kill King Edward II? Why did the dead king's son wait seventeen years to look into the case? Why does the dreadful Queen Isabella keep her late husband's bloody heart encased in glass? Why was Beche, of all people, chosen to uncover these ugly secrets? The answers come from deadly sources--from royal archives and ancient tombs, from the mouths of liars and the daggers of assassins. But for Edmund Beche, with his life dangling over a pit of treachery, the truth is the most shocking revelation of all.

Death of a Kingfisher

by M. C. Beaton

When Scotland is hit by the recession, Police Constable Hamish Macbeth notices that the Highland people are forced to come up with inventive ways to lure tourists to their sleepy towns. The quaint village of Braikie doesn't have much to offer, other than a place of rare beauty called Buchan's Wood, which was bequeathed to the town. The savvy local tourist director renames the woods "The Fairy Glen," and has brochures printed with a beautiful photograph of a kingfisher rising from a pond on the cover. It isn't long before coach tours begin to arrive. But just as the town's luck starts to turn, a kingfisher is found hanging from a branch in the woods with a noose around its neck. As a wave of vandalism threatens to ruin Braikie forever, the town turns to Hamish Macbeth. And when violence strikes again,the lawman's investigation quickly turns from animal cruelty to murder.

Death of a Kingfisher (Hamish Macbeth Mystery #28)

by M. C. Beaton

When Scotland is hit by the recession, Police Constable Hamish Macbeth notices that the Highland people are forced to come up with inventive ways to lure tourists to their sleepy towns. The quaint village of Braikie doesn't have much to offer, other than a place of rare beauty called Buchan's Wood, which was bequeathed to the town. The savvy local tourist director renames the woods "The Fairy Glen," and has brochures printed with a beautiful photograph of a kingfisher rising from a pond on the cover. It isn't long before coach tours begin to arrive. But just as the town's luck starts to turn, a kingfisher is found hanging from a branch in the woods with a noose around its neck. As a wave of vandalism threatens to ruin Braikie forever, the town turns to Hamish Macbeth. And when violence strikes again,the lawman's investigation quickly turns from animal cruelty to murder.

Death of a Kitchen Diva

by Lee Hollis

Welcome to Bar Harbor, Maine, one of New England's most idyllic coastal towns. But as new food writer Hayley Powell is about to find out, the occasional murder can take a bite out of seaside bliss. . .Single mom Hayley Powell is barely keeping her leaking roof over her head when her boss at the Island Times gives her a new assignment--taking over the paper's food column. Hayley's not sure she has the chops--she's an office manager, not a writer, even if her friends clamor for her mouth-watering potluck dishes. But the extra income is tempting, and Hayley's chatty first column is suddenly on everyone's menu--with one exception. When rival food writer Karen Appelbaum is found face-down dead in a bowl of Hayley's creamy clam chowder, all signs point to Hayley. To clear her name, she'll have to enlist some help, including her BFFs, a perpetually pregnant lobster woman, and a glamorous real estate agent. As she whips up a list of suspects, Hayley discovers a juicy secret about the victim--and finds herself in a dangerous mix with a cold-blooded killer. Includes seven delectable recipes from Hayley's kitchen!"What a delicious debut mystery!" -Laura Levine"A delicious read that I ate up in one sitting." -Isis CrawfordMore Mouth-Watering Praise For Lee Hollis And Hayley Powell!"Sleuth Hayley Powell slides down as easily as one of her Lemon Drop Martinis (recipe included) and readers will be calling for a second round from author Lee Hollis." --Leslie Meier, author of Chocolate Covered Murder"Delicious and satisfying. Another course, please." -Carolyn HartMore Mouth-Watering Praise For Lee Hollis And Hayley Powell!"Sleuth Hayley Powell slides down as easily as one of her Lemon Drop Martinis (recipe included) and readers will be calling for a second round from author Lee Hollis." --Leslie Meier, author of Chocolate Covered Murder

Death of a Macho Man

by M. C. Beaton

When Hamish Macbeth, local constable of the Scottish village of Lochdubh, tries to break up one of the many fights involving Randy Duggan, the ruffian challenges him to a fistfight. But on the chosen day, Duggan is found shot to death and Macbeth is rumored to be the likely suspect. Macbeth must find the murderer, clear his name, and restore his Highland paradise to its usual tranquility.

Death of a Macho Man (Hamish Macbeth Mystery #12)

by M. C. Beaton

When Hamish Macbeth, local constable of the Scottish village of Lochdubh, tries to break up one of the many fights involving Randy Duggan, the ruffian challenges him to a fistfight. But on the chosen day, Duggan is found shot to death and Macbeth is rumored to be the likely suspect. Macbeth must find the murderer, clear his name, and restore his Highland paradise to its usual tranquility.

Death of a Mad Hatter (A Hat Shop Mystery #2)

by Jenn Mckinlay

ONE IN A MILLINER Scarlett Parker and her British cousin, Vivian Tremont, are hard at work at Mim's Whims--their ladies' hat shop on London's chic Portobello Road--to create hats for an Alice in Wonderland themed afternoon tea, a fund-raiser for a local children's hospital. It seems like a wonderfully whimsical way to pass the hat, and Scarlett and Viv are delighted to outfit the Grisby family, the hosts who are hoping to raise enough money to name a new hospital wing after their patriarch. Unfortunately, the Grisby heir will not live to see it--he's been poisoned. When traces of the poison are found on the hat Scarlett and Viv made for him, the police become curiouser and curiouser about their involvement. Now the ladies need to don their thinking caps and find the tea party crasher who's mad enough to kill at the drop of a hat...

Death of a Maid

by M. C. Beaton

Mrs. Gillespie, the regions most famous maid, is violently struck down by a metal bucket. Knowing Mrs. Gillespies penchant for gossip, Hamish Macbeth is sure she delighted in finding out her clients secrets--which means that everyone whose home she cleaned is a suspect.

The Death of a Much-Travelled Woman

by Barbara Wilson

A collection of nine madcap stories following the wayfaring translator and amateur sleuth Cassandra Reilly around the globe in search of her next great mysteryLesbian translator and part-time detective Cassandra Reilly has two thrilling investigations under her belt: the case of a missing person in Barcelona and that of a dead spa-owner in Transylvania. In this humorous and engrossing collection, Cassandra is hard at work in some of the world's most picturesque locales, including Maui, the English moors, and the Icelandic coast.Among the vast assortment of misdeeds she's called upon to investigate--most of which take place within the literary world--Cassandra finds ample opportunity to exercise her trademark wit and eye for irony. From "Murder at the International Feminist Book Fair," in which the exploits of a mudslinging women's magazine lead to a death on the floor of the convention, to "An Expatriate Death," about a local Mexican writer who appropriates Cassandra's identity for a character in his novel--and then promptly kills off the character--The Death of a Much-Travelled Woman is another showcase of the intrepid translator's zest not only for globetrotting, but for wandering smack into the middle of the most unusual crimes.The Death of a Much-Travelled Woman is the third book in the Cassandra Reilly Mystery series, which begins with Gaudí Afternoon and Trouble in Transylvania, and concludes with The Case of the Orphaned Bassoonists.

Death of a Mystery Writer (Idwal Meredith #1)

by Robert Barnard

Sir Oliver Fairleigh-Stubbs, overweight and overbearing, collapses and dies at his birthday party while indulging his taste for rare liquors. He had promised his daughter he would be polite and charitable for the entire day, but the strain of such exemplary behavior was obviously too great. He leaves a family relieved to be rid of him, and he also leaves a fortune, earned as a bestselling mystery author. To everyone's surprise, Sir Oliver's elder son, who openly hated his father, inherits most of the estate. His wife, his daughter, and his younger son are each to receive the royalties from one carefully chosen book. But the manuscript of the unpublished volume left to Sir Oliver's wife -- a posthumous "last case" that might be worth millions -- has disappeared. And Sir Oliver's death is beginning to look less than natural. Into this bitter household comes Inspector Meredith, a spirited Welshman who in some ways resembles Sir Oliver's fictional hero. In Robert Barnard's skillful hands, Inspector Meredith's investigation becomes not only a classic example of detection but an elegant and humorous slice of crime.

Death of a Myth Maker

by Allana Martin

Southwest Texas murder mystery

Death of a Nag

by M. C. Beaton

Lochdubh constable Hamish Macbeth is more dour than ever after losing both his promotion and his girl, the loyal Priscilla Halbourton-Smythe. A trip to a charming seaside inn with his dog Towser is meant to raise his sagging spirits. Instead, he arrives at "Friendly House" to find the ambiance chilling, the food inedible, and his fellow guests less than neighborly. There's an amorous spinster, two tarty girls, a retired military man, a secretive London family, and Bob Harris, who so nags his wife, Doris, that everyone wants to kill him. Then somebody does. Soon Macbeth is called upon to act -- to dig into the past and deep into the heart to deliver something more daunting than merely the culprit: Justice.ook at life in a small Scottish village, strikinginsightsinto human nature, carefully detailed, highly accurate descriptions ofpolice work, splendid dry humor ... as pleasantly satisfying as acozy cup of tea." BOOKLIST"Macbeth is the sort of character who slyly grows on you ... as yourealize that beneath his unassuming exterior, he's a whiz at cuttingthrough all the hokum." CHICAGO SUN-TIMES" Beaton has a touc

Death of a Nag (Hamish Macbeth Mystery #11)

by M. C. Beaton

Lochdubh constable Hamish Macbeth is more dour than ever after losing both his promotion and his girl, the loyal Priscilla Halbourton-Smythe. A trip to a charming seaside inn with his dog Towser is meant to raise his sagging spirits. Instead, he arrives at "Friendly House" to find the ambiance chilling, the food inedible, and his fellow guests less than neighborly. There's an amorous spinster, two tarty girls, a retired military man, a secretive London family, and Bob Harris, who so nags his wife, Doris, that everyone wants to kill him. Then somebody does. Soon Macbeth is called upon to act -- to dig into the past and deep into the heart to deliver something more daunting than merely the culprit: Justice.ook at life in a small Scottish village, strikinginsightsinto human nature, carefully detailed, highly accurate descriptions ofpolice work, splendid dry humor ... as pleasantly satisfying as acozy cup of tea." BOOKLIST"Macbeth is the sort of character who slyly grows on you ... as yourealize that beneath his unassuming exterior, he's a whiz at cuttingthrough all the hokum." CHICAGO SUN-TIMES" Beaton has a touc

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